Busy Week for Nanaimo

July 23rd, 2021|0 Comments

Two callout requests for assistance from two different Ground Search & Rescue units.  CASARA was stood down on both Tasks before we could get airborne.  The good news was that both missing persons were found [...]

Remembering

July 7th, 2021|0 Comments

PEP Air May you all Rest in Peace! 25 years ago today, July 7, 1996, we lost an Air SAR team while they were searching for another downed aircraft. The pilot of the missing Air [...]

Air Training Exercise

May 30th, 2021|0 Comments

An Air Training Exercise, single aircraft & crew, two flights were successfully completed after a WX postponement from Thursday.  The Exercise completed 4 defined Search patterns both to the north & south of Nanaimo airport.  [...]

Training Resumes

May 25th, 2021|0 Comments

After many, many weeks of no flying we finally got back into the air today, May 25th. It's been a long wait. With vaccine rates increasing across the membership, enhanced safety protocols including double masking [...]

SAFETY GEAR

March 17th, 2021|0 Comments

  Safety Gear, or PPE as its better known in these Covid times. Aircraft deployment is oft times weather dependant. The same 'luxury' is rarely afforded to our Ground Homing Technicians. They can be despatched [...]

First Tasking of 2021

January 12th, 2021|0 Comments

Yesterday evening, January 11th, CASARA Nanaimo, in conjunction with CASARA Victoria, was tasked to provide air support to Juan de Fuca SAR in their ongoing search for a missing kayaker over on the west coast.  [...]

New Year, New Challenges

January 12th, 2021|0 Comments

With the New Year comes new challenges.  2020's COVID-19 restrictions saw the Unit enter 2021 with many member's Currency/Certification expired or about to expire.  Member's cannot, as a rule, participate in an actual Task - [...]